Accepting applications through May 12 for JSA Young Scientist Program

Accepting applications through May 12 for JSA Young Scientist Program: a message from Rakitha Sanjeewa Beminiwattha

We are accepting applications for the JSA Promising Young Scientist program for the academic year 2017-2018 which is funded by the JSA initiative fund. The application deadline is on 5 p.m. on Friday May 12, 2017. For more information, see the user group wiki at

The program will assist chosen applicants in preparation for faculty interviews. We will assist the candidates in crafting a good colloquium or seminar talk, and collect constructive criticism from the audience. Selected applicant will travel to a host institution to present the talk, participate in a mock interview, and an opportunity to teach a class session. Feedback will be provided for all the components of the mock interview at the end of the visit. All applicants (accepted or not) will receive feedback on application materials (cover letter, CV and, statements). Several past participants who have accepted faculty positions have reported that the JSA Promising Young Scientist program has provided an excellent practice for their successful job interviews.

How to apply

To apply for consideration, please send materials to by 5 pm on Friday, May 12, 2017. 

  • A cover letter discussing why you should be considered for support from the JSA Promising Young Scientist program. This should include the number of years you have worked as a postdoctoral research, whether you are primarily interested in applying to a teaching or research institution, and whether you have a preference for a particular host institution in this program.
  • A curriculum vitae (including list of publications)
  • A research statement (max: 2 pages)
  • A teaching statement (max: 1 page)
  • The title and abstract of the proposed colloquium

Applications will be selected on basis of the quality of the submitted material.

Acknowledgment: This project is supported by the JSA Initiatives Fund Program, a commitment from the JSA owners, SURA and PAE Applied Technologies. Initiatives Funds support programs, initiatives, and activities that further, the scientific outreach, promote the science, education and the technology of the Jefferson Lab and benefit the Lab's extended user community in ways that complement the Lab's basic and applied research missions.